“So proud of you!”
It’s not just a set of cheerful and gratifying words. In today’s America, it’s an emotion, a proud feeling and an echo that resonates with millions of American voters and people across the world, especially women.
In a rather long time, the United States has altered its course of history and has elected its first-ever Madam Vice President to the White House.
“So proud of you!” are the words of Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff. He captioned his Instagram post with this heart-warming gesture after Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris secured a landmark victory in the much-awaited US Presidential Elections, this year.
On January 20, 2021, the victorious Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be sworn in at the inauguration ceremony. The 2020 United States Presidential Elections were held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
United States’ First Female Vice President!
Kamala Harris would be the first woman, the first woman of color, first African-American Vice President in office. Isn’t it overwhelming? Indeed.
Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother and is also the first person of Indian descent to hold this designation in the White House.
The gleam of hope and inspiration, Harris is on course to add a shining feather in the glory of the United States.
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Harris thundered at a victory rally in Wilmington, Delaware.
Harris’s Political Career
The exceptional and extraordinary arc of Harris’s political career kicked off when she was elected as the first Black woman to serve as California’s Attorney General. In years to come, in 2016, she was destined to become only the second Black woman in the chamber’s history when she was elected a U.S. senator.
It is evident that Kamala has climbed huge political ladders and is one of the rising stars in the continent’s history.
Now, as the inauguration ceremony to swear the Vice President-elect nears, the rest is history!
Scripting New Histories!
With Harris as America’s First Madam Vice President, Douglas Emhoff would become the nation’s First Second Gentleman, the first time in the history of the world’s oldest democracy. This way, successfully breaking the socially embedded stereotypes and drawing an inclusive arc of racial and gender justice in the history of the United States.
In a viral video, Harris was seen interacting and inspiring with her great-niece. She tells the little girl who has bigger ambitions in life, “You could be President”. And yes, we are proud of her!
Kamala Harris’s achievements and her historic win is a breakthrough moment for women in politics where participation of women is not welcomed with open arms. However, the historic win is symbolic of the fact that women leaders are gaining pace throughout the world, though gradually.
We, as a team, congratulate her!
Image credits: The Indian Express
Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com